The internal audit function in the Canadian public sector finds itself at the intersection of two pressing priorities. We must replace retiring or departing auditors with new recruits, and prepare them to take on increasing levels of responsibility in the years ahead. At the same time, we must adapt and learn to apply powerful new technologies that hold the promise of increasing the role and value of internal audits in dramatic ways.
How we respond to these twin challenges today will naturally shape the future of internal auditing in the government for years to come. Clearly, there is no time to lose.